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September 14, 2005

Racial Disaster

In "Katrina and the Media's Demand for Racial Division," I note that Hurricane Katrina seems to have undone some of the good that came from the evil of September 11 by rejuvenating racial divisiveness as a focus of conversation. Depressing. Sickening. Discouraging. And yet there's hope if only we can find the patience to let the unimaginative among us think matters through... ideally without further catastrophes for precipitation.

Posted by Justin Katz at September 14, 2005 8:31 PM
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Very good article.

The attempts to capitolize politically on the Katrina disaster using race as a context sickened me also.

But I don't think it was the 'media class' as a whole that was guilty but the many that are biased in a partisan fashion against this administration. Of course, there is a liberal bias in the media.

The view that the response in any was racially based in ludicrous to say the least. I don't feel any responsible and fair-minded person believes that.

But again, we live in a culture where division, blame and controvery sells. If this had happened under a Democratic administration, I have no doubt that there would be some partisans who would attempt to politically capitolize and blame the administration regarldess of the complex reality.

But in the end, you are right. The reality is that this disaster provided the opportunity for people with an agenda to bring up the racial issue. And the sad part is that their true agenda is not to end racial prejudice, but to keep it alive any way they can.

Posted by: mark miller at September 15, 2005 4:45 PM